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Opinion: Corporations on campus

Opinion: Corporations on campus

Sam Hicks

March 15, 2020

Does the administration think students are for sale? On Mon Feb 24, Brent Camalich came to Ventura High school representing his brand, “Dude. Be nice.” Much like the Super Duper Kyle concert sponsored by Axe and hosted at VHS in 2019, “Dude. Be nice” presented itself as a corporation with a...

Recent rains bring relief and risk

The Matilija Creek is the main tributary to the Ventura River which now has a strong current to it thanks to the recent precipitation. Photo by: Sam Hicks

Sam Hicks

December 17, 2019

Car accidents and fire danger rise with precipitation Over the last month, Ventura has received some much-needed rain; 2.82 inches, to be exact. With California just ending its worst drought in recorded history and Ventura still in a stage three water shortage, are things looking up for the local wa...

Route del Sol: A journey fueled by renewability

Route del Sol: A journey fueled by renewability

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

November 20, 2019

Environmental advocate Joel Hayes is mid-way through his mission to drive a completely solar powered van from the Arctic Circle to Argentina On the night of Nov 6, Joel Hayes was found in a dimly lit parking lot off of Santa Clara Street. Circled around him were Ventura locals, asking questions about th...

Ventura High state test scores show a shocking trend

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Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

October 25, 2019

Declining test scores could have detrimental effects for VHS The CAASPP test, all juniors in the state of California are required to take it. School officials even went around to classes, lecturing on the importance of the test. But what do the test scores we receive every year really mean?  CAA...

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Nuclear debates: Deciding our future

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

June 6, 2019

Nuclear power has been a divisive topic ever since its conception decades ago. It provides a clean source of energy and releases no harmful emissions. But the fear of the negative effects of radiation and possible nuclear disasters has created an opposition to this energy source. As a result, nuclear en...

Does social media define popularity–VHS students give their thoughts

Does social media define popularity--VHS students give their thoughts

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

May 14, 2019

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TCP Broadcast #29

TCP Broadcast #29

Ryan King, Acacia Harrell, Avenlea Russian, Miles Bennett, Archer Herring, Sam Hicks, Caroline Marsden, and Douglas Sandford

April 8, 2019

https://vimeo.com/329046179

Mueller Report Opens Eyes into Trump’s Presidency

Mueller Report Opens Eyes into Trump’s Presidency

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

March 29, 2019

On March 22, 2019, an almost two year investigation into the corruption surrounding President Donald Trump’s political campaign was released. This investigation delve into the allegation of Trump’s presidential campaign and its ties to the Russian government. Republican Robert Mueller, who was form...

Remembering the life of our beloved throwing coach

Remembering the life of our beloved throwing coach

Tatum Luoma and Sam Hicks

March 5, 2019

Richard Harrison was the junior varsity throws coach and an all around integral piece of the Ventura High School Track and Field team. A Ventura native, Harrison attended Buena High School and loved to tell the track team stories about how Ventura had changed as he grew up. After both of his child...

How do students feel about signing to be organ donors on their driver’s license?

How do students feel about signing to be organ donors on their driver’s license?

Sam Hicks

December 20, 2018

Many students are learning how to drive and applying for their driver’s license. When at the DMV, they are asked to list their personal information i.e. weight, height, date of birth, sex etc. Some may be unaware that it is possible to apply to be an organ donor. There are 21,000 people in California awaiti...

What do VHS students think about the migrant caravan?

Sam Hicks

November 9, 2018

Migrants from Central America have been steadily trudging north toward the United States in search of refuge from poverty, gang violence, persecution and death in their home countries. President Donald Trump suggested that Middle Eastern terrorists could be traveling within the group, and that the growing...

#MeToo: What do students think?

#MeToo: What do students think?

Sam Hicks

October 19, 2018

The Me Too movement was founded in 2006 by Tarana Burke to help sexual assault victims find their voice. Since then, the Me Too movement has become one of the largest social movements in recent political history. It has shone a spotlight on alleged sexual misconduct by powerful figures, like Harvey Weinstein,...

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